Shirlee Finn

Red Rattler – Hillel follow up – Mayor’s Statement – Denial.

I spoke with the Assistant Director of Hillel, Shailee Mendelevich today , who told me that she has accepted the apology from the Red Rattler management and will be meeting with them .  No time frame given. If you have no knowledge of what has gone before, please read this …

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‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.! We would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind. The …

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Antisemitism, Racism & Hypocrisy at the Red Rattler

The Red Rattler theatre may not call it racism, but what else would you call their refusal to lease the theatre to Hillel, a Jewish youth group. Antisemitism? I call it racism, hypocrisy, antisemitism and discrimination.  I suppose the RED part of the title should give us an indication as to …

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BDS abounds at USYD.

Seems the University of Sydney has their own little BDS club, which appears to have done precious little since its inception just under a year ago. Sydney Staff for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. They say they aim to: (1) Exert pressure on the University of Sydney to withdraw all institutional …

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Jews to ‘pay with blood’: Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist in Australia.

In another article in today’s Australian, there is again mention of a video of the top Australian cleric of extremist Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.  This ‘man’ represents an organisation whose stated aim is to take over the world —  said recognising Jews constituted the “epitome of evil” because that would …

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Jake Lynch: A study in ‘Peace and Conflict’.

  Yesterday,March 11 2015, Associate professor Jake Lynch, the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; an executive member of the Sydney Peace Foundation, secretary general of the International Peace Research Association created a study in conflict of his own making. Jake Lynch …

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What’s with the Holocaust Denial?

A few days ago  I received in my mail subscriptions, once again,  links to items from Muslim and Arabs countries with Holocaust Denial. I fail to understand why they have a need to deny, and/or claim, it to be exaggerated, to be quite honest with you.  Denial.?  Surely there is …

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Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

From the web site of  Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt), “Let there be among you a group that invites to the good, orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and …

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Egypt to Attack Gaza?

An item published today by JNS.org claims the Egyptian media reported on Sunday that the army has been given a green light to strike Gaza. The report says the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision on Saturday to label …

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On Vandalising Jewish Cemeteries.

Vandalising Jewish Cemeteries is nothing new. Is it a case of they can’t get rid of us whilst we are alive so “Let’s give it a shot now they are dead?” One of the worst cases known to the Jewish Community, that’s if you can name any one as being …

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Faceless Women of Saudi Arabia.

A few days ago I received a newsletter from MEMRI, a site everyone should subscribe to.  The newsletter was about a TV programme in Saudi Arabia concerning Saudi women and driving.  Truly mind boggling how the minds of Saudi men work.  The sheer ignorance is not believable. It’s worse than …

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“Poor Palestinians”

“Poor Palestinians”.  Yes, some Arab Palestinians and Gazans are poor, but many are mega wealthy. In 2012 the estimated the number of ‘Gaza millionaires’ was said to be 800.  As of July 2014 there were some 1,700.  See ‘Luxury in the world’s largest prison !‘ Front Page Magazine says:  Fatah, …

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Israel: Separated for Security.

Western Wall and the Reform Movement

This is a repost of an article I wrote last May 2014 and ask Why is Israel Separated for Security?. Very recently I wrote an update on this entitled ‘The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia’  and now have added the Hungary/Serbia border barrier  and Hungary/Croatia. The Saudis are adding to …

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True son of Israel: Muhammad Zoabi.

Muhammad Zoabi.  Proud Israeli, Arab, Zionist, Muslim. I first came across Muhammad back in September 2013 in an article at “ A Jewish Israel” entitled “Against the Grain: Muhammad Zoabi Talks About His Love for Israel and the Jewish People” Please read this very enlightening interview. Muhammad was born to …

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Australia Day: January 26th.

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY. Australia Day is the National Day of Australia and commemorates the arrival of The ‘First Fleet’ which is the name given to the 11 ships which left Great Britain on 13 May 1787 to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. The …

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Pièce de résistance:Charlie Hebdo has Muhammad on the cover.

PARIS — At about 9:10 on Monday evening, laughter and a round of applause broke out among the surviving staff members of Charlie Hebdo, followed shortly by cries — joyous if ironic — of “Allahu akbar!” The group was cheering Rénald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz, who on the …

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La France vous êtes malade.

This account of the events in Paris, France and the abominable treatment dished out to Prime Minister Netanyahu, was on my Facebook wall last night from Caroline Glick. With many thanks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prime Minister Netanyahu earned his keep in Paris yesterday. According to an incredibly hostile report last night by Channel …

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Where’s Israel?

For the past week  or so we have seen the fiasco of ‘vanishing Israel’ from maps of the Middle East. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has accused the publishing giant HarperCollins of harming peace efforts in the Middle East by leaving Israel off its maps. Seems that HarperCollins, …

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Kerry says…..

John Kerry

This sounds like  the old child’s game “Simon  says” but it’s “Kerry says”. That guy is delusional. Where is his head? No don’t answer that, it’s a hypothetical question anyhow. In my News Feed this morning I read the headline: Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian peace is not a pipe dream If only …

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Jews of Persia : An ancient Community.

Jewish communities throughout the Middle East, in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria have all gone, bar a handful here and there.  Yet Persia (Iran) is home to some  25,000 to 35,000  Jews. The Jewish population is now less than half the number who lived here before the Islamic …

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